New York Chinatown (1982)
Reviewed by: STSH on 2001-11-29
Summary: Dumb version of The Godfather
Alan has a few good action scenes, and veteran baddie Fung Ngai is pretty good in his short appearance as a big gang overboss, but there's precious little else to recommend this lame effort. As in nearly every HK-made film which includes more than a couple of Europeans, the characterizations of the non-Chinese are ludicrously simplistic, and nearly as bad as the brief outbreaks of English dialogue.
The violence is frequent and mindless, although fans of bullet ballet may find some interest.
Reviewer Score: 3